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Lord Stones and Cringle Moor is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 583 ft Route type Loop
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A circular walk from Lord Stones in the North York Moors, near Chop Gate in North Yorkshire. The walk begins at Lord Stone (https://lordstones.com/), home to a cafe-restaurant and shop, and visits the standing stones which give the site its name. Setting out, the route crosses a beautiful section of remote moorland before joining the Cleveland Way to climb steeply to the top of Cringle Moor, the third highest hill in the North York Moors which offers spectacular views, before a gentler descent back to Lord Stones. With the views on offer, it is definitely a walk to save for a clear day. The route has several steady undulations throughout, plus one very steep climb to the top of Cringle Moor and a long moderate descent. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route, but you will need to negotiate two bridle gates plus flights of uneven rocky steps (meaning boots are a must). The paths on top of the moor are very exposed so dress appropriately. The paths are all well-maintained, making navigation straightforward. Dogs are welcome and there is a large grass area to burn off canine energy, near the stones at the start. Once onto the moor, you are asked to keep dogs on the paths and under close control, to protect the wildlife. The top path across Cringle Moor has steep drops to one side so take care with children and dogs on this stretch. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

The Lord Stones car park is located in the north-west corner of the North York Moors, on Raisdale Road between Chop Gate and Carlton-in-Cleveland. Parking is free but the car park can fill up on summer weekends and bank holidays, so arrive early at peak times to avoid disappointment. Approximate post code TS9 7JH.

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Emily Banks
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Lovely walk with the dog. Just enough uphill to get the heart rate up. Great views enjoyed by all

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Paul Garnett
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Kylie Tilford
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Great walk for the family and the dog. One steep stepped scramble but fine for most abilities.

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Rachel Stuttard
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Great walk, there is a steep climb which was a challenge but well worth it. Amazing views from the top.

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Eliot Barrass
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Great walk. Stunning views. One fairly steep bit with stone steps, but me and family (kids: 3 and 5) coped fine. Might think twice if the weather was wet/windy. Free parking and cafe in Lordstones camping site (at beginning/end).

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john patterson
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great walk today, lovely cafe to get yourself recharged

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Wayne Frankland
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Decided to include the wainstones in the walk this morning & came back through the woods, made it a 6.3 mile walk, very muddy in the woods but still enjoyed it.

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Wayne Frankland
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Never get bored with this one, great views & kid friendly.

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Jacky Morris
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Great views. Flowers, birds, slugs. Loved it. Begin or end with a scone.

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Daniel Earl
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Lovely walk with great views, kid friendly if you take it easy.

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Mal Potter
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Lovely short walk with stunning views finished off with a fantastic quality Sunday lunch at the Lordstones restaurant.

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Sue H
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Great walk in summer in winter make sure you have ice grippers.

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jill turnbull
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Lovely walk and stunning views. The walk up the moor was quite challenging and certainly got the heart pumping but thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Tami Steele
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Andre Malo
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Jo-Ann Bradley
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Carol Fulton
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Rosslyn Briggs
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Alex Nelson
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darren lang
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Oliver Wilcox
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Connor van Loveren
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Daniel Watson
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Oliver Wilcox
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James Richardson
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Kenny Gresham
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Jody Hemblade
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Vickie Bowes
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Ghislaine Darwell
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